Learn how to crochet the Front Post Treble Crochet Stitch. This tall crochet stitch goes around the post of another stitch, instead of in the top. The crochet tutorial includes step by step photos for the Front Post Treble Crochet.
If you already know how to crochet a front post double crochet, then learning this one is easy. The Front Post Treble Crochet is made the same way, but with a treble stitch instead. The difference is there’s and extra yarn over when you start a treble stitch.
The Front Post Treble is abbreviated as FPtr according the Craft Yarn Council. They have a handy crochet abbreviations list, if you ever need one. The CYC actually has a ton of information on standards and guidelines for crocheters and knitters.
For this tutorial I’m using a #4 medium worsted weight yarn, Red Heart Super Saver in color Aran. You can use any weight yarn for this stitch. I’ve also crochet the Front Post Treble Crochet with #5 bulky yarn and it works up beautifully.
Below I’ve included all the steps for the FPtr. A treble stitch is taller than a double crochet stitch. This means you will wrap the yarn twice before beginning.
Regular crochet stitches, like the dc, hdc, etc. are crocheted under the top two loops of the stitch. A post stitch is crocheted around the post of the stitch. Below you will see the post identified with an orange yarn needle.
A post stitch is crocheted from the front, or from the back. It helps to know the terms “front” and “back” refer to where you start your crochet hook. Since when you crochet either you will move your hook from front to back or back to front, depending on which stitch your’e crocheting.
You can check out how to crochet the Alpine Stitch, which uses the front post treble crochet.
How to crochet the front post treble stitch-written
- First yarn over twice.
- Then, start with the crochet hook in the front, insert it next to the post of the stitch, go around the back, and bring the hook to the front on the other side of the post.
- Next I yarn over, draw the yarn around the back of the post and bring it up to the front on the other side (where I started).
- Then I simply proceeded with making my stitch normally. In this case, a front post treble stitch. So yarn over and pull through 2 loops, then do that 2 more times.
You will see all of this in the step by step photo tutorial below.
Crochet Patterns Using Post Stitches
Between Ridges Blanket-this crochet blanket pattern uses double crochet post stitches to create a border as you go.
The Sunset Sweater has the coziest cowl neck ever, made with-you guessed it-post stitches.
Be sure to check out the Alpine Stitch, which is where the Front Post Treble Crochet really shines!
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- #4 worsted weight yarn, pictured in Red Heart Super Saver color Aran.
- 5mm US size H-8 crochet hook, pictured is my ergonomic Furls Streamline Swirl in Cafe.
- For this tutorial I’m skipping over a row of single crochets, this is not required for a FPtr stitch. You can also crochet it in a row of dc directly below the row you are on.
Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)
Front Post Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial
- Any weight yarn, for this tutorial I'm using Red Heart Super Saver a worsted weight yarn.
- Any crochet hook compatible with your yarn. I'm using a 5mm US-8(H) Streamline Swirl in Cafe.
- I've started the row with a ch 2 and dc in the same st. For this pattern, I will work the FPtr st into the double crochet in the previous row, marked here by an orange needle.
- Yo twice.
- Start in front and go around the post, insert your hook behind the dc.
- Yo and pull a loop through (4 loops on hook),
- yo and pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook).
- Yo and pull through 2 loops again.
- Yo and pull through last 2 loops. 1 FPtr crochet made.
To start a row of post stitches, in this case the front post treble crochet, you need a row of stitches first. It can be any stitch, but most commonly a double crochet or treble stitch.
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You can continue to work front post treble crochet stitches or alternate with double crochets as I’ve done here. The contrast of double crochets with the post stitch is beautiful.
I quite enjoy post stitches. The FPtr stitch is so striking. I especially love how Tamara used this one in the Hygge Diamond Pillow. So gorgeous!